Basic Grammar Guide: Nouns
Welcome to Brigid's Basic Grammar Guide: Part Two-NOUNS.
Our guides look at the 9 parts of speech (nouns, verbs, pronouns, article, adjectives, adverbs, interjections, conjunctions & prepositions).
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8 basic types of nouns
Many nouns are more than one type of noun. E.g An elephant is a common noun, a concrete noun & a countable noun.
People, places & things. No capital letter is used, unless it is the 1st word in a sentence.
people - friend, girl, boy, baby, singer, footballer, husband,
places - school, house, field, shop, lake, cafe, beach, factory
things - shoe, book, cat, rice, chair, bike, phone
The name of a particular person, place or thing. A capital letter is always used.
people - Sanjay, Katy Perry, Mum, President Obama, Gandhi, Snoopy, Jane Austen, Hindu
places - Highfield School, St. Mary's Hospital, Waterloo Station, Africa, Paris, Pizza Hut
things - Nike, Channel, Coca Cola, The Guardian, Vogue, Star Wars, Buddhism
Anything which you can experience with your 5 senses
Things which you cannot touch. Ideas and concepts.
Nouns which end in "ing"
I love swimming
My sister & I enjoy walking
The cat hates swimming
Important- the following are not gerunds.
I am swimming
I was swimming
I have been swimming.
The word "Swimming" in these examples is a verb not a noun.
A noun which:
Can be counted
Can be used after A/An
Has a singular & plural form E.g an apple or 5 apples
Sometimes the singular & plural form are the same E.g 1 sheep. 100 sheep
A noun which cannot be counted.
isn't normally used after A/An eg Sugar NOT A sugar
has only one form E.g sugar NOT sugars
is used with a singular verb E.g The sugar is in the bowl NOT The sugar are in the bowl
Furniture & stationary are also collective nouns.
A noun which names a group of people, animals or things.
Make a Colourful Noun Poster
A quick preview of our free printable Noun Cards.
If you would like a free copy Click here!
How to make
Printout our 8 colourful Noun Cards or design your own.
Stick them onto a large sheet of paper.
Personalize & embellish your poster with stickers-glitter-pictures-words-photos
Hang on your bedroom wall.
Make a digital poster & use it as your PC or laptop screen saver.
Share your digital poster online with all your friends & family
Donate your poster to a school or community center
A really fun & clear video from www.gcse-english.com
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